Asus ROG Phone II

Asus Phone ROG II


Asus ROG Phone II is mostly known as a gaming smart phone. It is recognised as the second ROG phone among the ROG series made by Asus. The release year is 2019. It had amazing specifications. Let us know more about this ROG Phone.

Asus ROG Phone II
Asus ROG Phone II

Know about ROG Phone II

ROG stands for ‘Republic Of Gamers’. That abbreviation itself says that it is specifically a gaming phone. Though this phone was announced during July 2019 it was released in September 2019. Its release was challenging to two of the then prevailing mobile phones ZTE Nubia red magic 3s and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. This is most awarded gaming phone of the year 2019.

ROG Phone is only available on Black colour. The absence of a temperature sensor and barometer impacted its raging in the market. “Having such many high quality specifications camera is not up to the mark”, experts say.

Till now there are 3 versions released in the ROG series. In contrast, the fourth one’s release is to be expected in this summer. The three series and their release dates are mentioned below.

  • 1. Asus ROG phone (ZS602KL) <released on October 18, 2018>
  • 2. Asus ROG Phone 2 <released on February 22, 2019>
  • 3. Asus ROG Phone 3 <released on March 12, 2020>
  • 4. Asus ROG Phone 4 <expected to be released in May 2020>

SPECIFICATIONS                             

Not only being the world’s most awarded gaming phone in the year 2019, it also has stunning physical specifications and irreplaceable software specifications. Let us know more detailed about these stunning hardware and software specifications.

SpecCharecteristics
DispalyAMOLED 6.95” (Inch)
Refresh rate-> 120Hz
Touch sensitivity 240Hz (Sampling rate)
10 bit HDR
DCI-P3 colour 108%
Response time-> 1ms
ProcessorSnapdragon 855+ SOC (Octa Core. 7nm)
RAM12GB (Max. Availability, customizable)
LPDDR4X
Storage512GB UFS 3.0
Expandable memoryNo (No memory card)
Battery6,000mAh
fast charging (30W)
CameraRear:
Primary: 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor
f/1.79 aperture (Dual LED flash)
0.8μm / 1.6μm pixels
1/20-inch
Video with EIS (4K 60fps)

Secondary:
ultra-wide sensor 13MP

Front:
24MP sensor
IP ratingNo
Headphone jackyes
Connectivity802.11ad Wifi (4 antennas)
Bluetooth 5, GPS
Headphone jackYes
USB portC-Type(Side ward)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light
E-compass
Gyroscope
Hall
In-display fingerprint 
Proximity
Ultrasonic
Colours availableOnly Black.
(Customizable Logo)
Weight and dimensions170.99mm x 77.6mm x 9.48mm
240g (weight)
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie
ROG UI
ZenUI 6

HARDWARE

Most of the hardware specifications resemble its predecessor i.e. Asus ROG phone (ZS602KL) which is released in the year 2018. Its backplate was made with glass and chassis is entirely a metal one.

Glowing logo, circuit line, cool cut-out and metal chassis made it unique among its peers. On the other hand, its logo can be customized by the user on his wish. The original ROG Phone i.e. the first of the ROG series has 90Hz refresh rate whereas the ROG Phone 2 has a refresh rate of about 120Hz which is a dream for many users. It has a dual front facing stereo speakers.

With 6.95 inch display ROG Phone 2 is built with AMOLED panel (1080p) with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. The main part of the hardware specification is its Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. It is provided with a cooler as ‘vapor-chamber’ within the pack itself. USB C-port is conveniently placed to the right side. It was mostly made with metal. It has a considerable weight of about 240gm. 

SOFTWARE

The software was built on the Android 9.0 prospect of changed Asus skin. So, it uses ROG UI (user interface). On the other hand, user can also prefer standard ZenUI 6. But it is only when he/she prefers a casual experience. Software and hardware can be controlled by the Asus Armoury crate. That is another additional feature and probably an advanced one. And the other User Interfaces include the X Mode and the other one Game Genie.

The vibration motors of this phone have a very good feedback. These are interlinked and are very sensitive to touch. The software that implements this feature is more advanced and a bit enhanced by one.

It is a sort of gaming phone because all these features made it possible to be so. Scrolling is really super smooth. Glowing logo, circuit line, cool cut-out and etc. made the device a irreplaceable as mentioned already.

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Overview of Specifications Asus ROG Phone II:

Apart from the usual specs that its predecessor posses, ROG Phone II has some exceptional specifications. Those specs made this gaming phone stand no. 1 in the market all over the world. Its release was challenging to two of the then prevailing mobile phones ZTE Nubia red magic 3s and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. This is most awarded gaming phone of the year 2019. Let us have a glance over these outstanding specifications that made this as an awardee.

  • Snapdragon 855+ SOC (Octa Core. 7nm)
  • 8 / 12GB of RAM
  • 1TB of UFS 3.0 storage
  • 6.6’’ AMOLED full HD + Screen (Gorilla Glass 6.120Hz)
  • 6000mAh battery (Supports 30w Fast Charging)
  • 48MP Rear camera (IMX 586) + 13MP (Ultra Wide)
  • Front Camera 24MP (f2.0)
  • Android Pie / In-Display Fingerprint/ Stereo Speakers

When the release was announced, the gamers and Asus lovers expected wireless charging. But, unfortunately, they are disappointed for the absence of that expected spec. But there are some interesting specs which made them feel good even after that disappointment. The sensors of the phone are outstanding with Accelerometer, Ambient light, E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall, In-display fingerprint , Proximity and Ultrasonic. Let us see the advantages, disadvantages and review related with feedback.

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ADVANTAGES

The best gaming phone in the year 2019 and players felt a bit high when the specifications were first announced. The additional accessories with this ROG Phone 2 are still a dream for many of the users and players. This is most awarded gaming phone of the year 2019. Apart from the built-in specifications, it has some good advantages with it. Let us discuss them here.

  • It is all with an impressive and dynamic design.
  • It has High resolution display (6.6’’ AMOLED full HD + Screen (Gorilla Glass 6.120Hz)).
  • Its 7nm Snapdragon 855+ is everything that benefits a player and user alone.
  • It has a fashionable and dashing look with metal chassis and user customizable stylized logo.
  • The then popular PIE is supported by it and offers 4K video recording with it.
  • Scrolling is really super smooth and the stereo speakers elevated the entire user perception.

DISADVANTAGES

Having a few drawbacks for ROG Phone 2 is sarcastic. But these drawbacks mean a lot for the random users and criticizers. These have their impact on rating this series in the market all over the world. The feedback regarding camera is really depressive. Let us know some disadvantages of ROG phone 2.

  • This phone does not include expandable memory with a non-removable battery.
  • This weighs about 240gm and this is a considerably heavy.
  • Users depressed knowing that it is not water resistant and dust resistant.
  • This gaming phone does not include wireless charging and a basic thing like FM.
  • ROG Phone is only available to Black colour.
  • The absence of a temperature sensor and barometer impacted its raging in the market.
  • “Having such many high quality specifications camera is not up to the mark”, experts say.
  • Even though it is provided with 6000mAh batter, it is draining very fast.

REVIEWS / FEEDBACK

The user experience is quite impressive with Asus ROG Phone 2. Every critic expressed their own good way of feedback. This marvellous gadget not only stood first as the gaming mobile, but also secured first in providing excellent hardware and software specifications with it.

It is known as the best gaming phone in the year 2019, and players felt high when the specifications were first announced. The additional accessories with this ROG Phone 2 are still a dream for many of the users and players. Apart from the built-in specifications, it has some good advantages with it.

The design itself gained a huge fan base. The designers made the logo customizable. It allows the user to modify it. Its release was challenging to two of the then prevailing mobile phones ZTE Nubia red magic 3s and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. This is most awarded gaming phone of the year 2019.

Most of the reviews include its USB C port. USB C-port is conveniently placed to the right side. It was mostly made with metal. It has a considerable weight of about 240gm. The vibration motors of this phone have a very good feedback.

CONCLUSION

As of April 2020, Asus ROG Phone 2 with 128/8 costs Rs.40,999 and initial market price for Asus ROG Phone 2 with 128/8 costs Rs.80,999. That is nearly double the price during its release time. You can also visit Asus Store online.

Asus is well-known for gaming mobile phones and laptops. It is popular for its motherboard. Asus products are more reliable when compared with others. Even with the new innovations, it never compromised with the quality factor.

Even though it is said that most of the ROG Phone 2’s features resemble ROG Phone i.e its predecessor, it has a unique place in the market ground in 2019. Asus has been making many developments both internally and externally with its gadgets.

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